India, July 28 -- Dera Baba Nanak is a village and tehsil headquarter in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. The town with a population of less than 20,000 has a few volleyball courts and its youngsters usually dream of excelling in that sport. The town does not have a single basketball court. However, soon a 19-year-old from the village will be playing in the development wing of the World's most popular basketball league.

Princepal Singh, the starry-eyed kid from Dera Baba Nanak village, has signed to play in the NBA G-League, the National Basketball Association's official minor league, in 2020-21.

The 6'10" forward, who will train and compete alongside the new G League team featuring elite youth prospects, is the first NBA Academy graduate ...